Our Featured Artists

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Amy Naessens



Pop/Soul songwriter Amy Naessens has spent the last three years gigging across the country, including performances at Electric Picnic, HOTPRESS Y&E, The Ruby Sessions and Sea sessions to name a few. She ended 2019 on a high taking her music to the midlands to support the popular Irish  duo, Hudson Taylor, and started 2020 off with a bang with the release of her single ‘To Be The One You Choose’ at her sold out Whelan’s show that was recommended amongst Irish press and radio including the Irish times, RTE2FM and Spin1038. Whilst gigging and co writing with many irish artists she is also a mentor at suburban sound and churchtown school of music.

Amy was a commissioned writer on the Unwrapped 2021 'Finding the Wild' project and returns this year with A 'Reason to Smile'

A Reason to Smile Performed by

Kingswood Community and Youth Choirs

Pauline Dalton, Lynda O'Brien, Sally-Ann Ward, Laura Dalton, Michael Hegarty, Darren Gibson, Chloe Gibson, Isabella Taylor, Evie O'Connor, Maura Donohoe, Nora Martin, Caroline Creaner, Anthony Landers, Philip Dalton

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Tatiana Santos



Tatiana Santos is a Socially Engaged Artist, Cultural Mediator, and Equity & Diversity consultant. She has a Master's Degree in Dispute Resolution, focused on the potential of Peacebuilding to tackle racism.

Since 2018, Tatiana facilitates talking circles and dance activities to encourage equity and integration -- having worked with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Dublin Council, CDETB and currently working as the Transcultural Programmes Coordinator at Mother Tongues.

She performed in the Hot Brown Honey production of Hive City Legacy Dublin, at Fringe Festival this year. She is also a dance facilitator with Tallaght Community Arts, aiming to build trust and self-esteem through body movement.


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Shauna Harris



Shauna Harris (she/her) is a Dublin based biracial Irish actress and multidisciplinary performance artist. Shauna has grown up attending drama and stage schools and has worked across theatre, stage and screen projects. Most recently Shauna appeared in the award-winning Hot Brown Honey Production: Hive City Legacy Dublin Chapter at Dublin Fringe Festival 2022.


Shauna is passionate about social justice and creative work that shares a message and encourages connectivity and reflection within society.

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Deborah Dickenson



Deborah has been performing since she was a child. She recently received her Drama Degree with University of Wolverhampton.  Her interests incorporate singing and dancing, as well as all types of performance.

She was recently involved with Hive City Legacy: A Production by Hot Brown Honey in Dublin Fringe Festival 2022 followed by Red Bears newest project, Once in a Lifetime, written by Tracy Martin.

Deborah spent three weeks in Italy, on an Erasmus trip where she devised and directed a miniature Pantomime with a group of 10-15 year olds.


Ruby Collin



Ruby is in her final year of TU Dublin's BA in Drama Performance. She has previously been a member of Complex Youth Theatre and The Gaiety School of Acting Young Performers Company. Ruby worked backstage several times in Ireland and England with Illustrated Productions and Moving Stories respectively.  This is her first experience of working on Unwrapped. Ruby has worked on props for A Museum for Gulliver. She has made the props and posters for the Egg Debate short film, huge buttons for Gulliver's Giant (7meter) Waistcoat Jacket and 200 day-glo bunting!

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Sailí Áine Ní Mhurchú

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Sailí Áine Ní Mhurchú is a second year student of the Technological University Dublin Drama Performance degree. A previous member of the Gaiety School of Acting Youth Musical Theatre ensemble, Sailí Áine has much experience with the stage.  She has taken part in many of Tallaght Community Arts’s projects such as ActUp Festivals  ’16,&’17 and Gaza Monologues, as well as many musicals in The Civic theatre. She was also a part of the cast of ‘The Suppliant Women’ for the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival.  Sailí Áine  as a member Tallaght Community Arts - Rising Generation was a Reader for The Declare & Protest project  for Culture Night ’20 exploring UN Declaration of Human Rights


Cian Laffey

Production Manager


Cian Laffey is an illustrator and designer based in Limerick city. He is currently completing a post graduate course in Art Direction for Film and Television. He has worked on several community projects as stage manager and designer with Tallaght Community Arts.
Cian also works closely with the Source Arts Centre in Thurles on their youth theatre programs as well as Fresh Film International based in Limerick where he works as a freelance facilitator on a variety of young people’s film projects.


Brandon Finnegan



Brandon has collaborated with Tallaght Community Arts as a technician, designer, and assistant stage manager since 2016.

He has been a performer in projects such as AERIDHEACHT – Taking the Air (2015-2016) The Gaza Monologues (2018) and the Great Rope of Tallaght (2018)


Dave Barnaville

Digital Director


I am a digital designer based in Dublin, Ireland, working in graphic design, video and motion graphics. I studied Creative Digital Media in IT Tallaght graduating with a first-class honours degree, specialising in digital design. Following this, I co-founded Square In Square, a design company where in my role as creative director I was responsible for the inception, implementation and production of a wide range of media fields, mainly those of graphic design, videography and photography.  During this time, I became part of the newly formed Digital Development Unit with the Companies Registration Office. As part of the team, responsibilities include creating a strategy that sets out a roadmap for meeting digital communication goals, creating a vision of how the CRO can communicate digitally with stakeholders, setting goals for improving digital communications both internally and externally and creating an action plan for reaching those goals. This includes creating policy and designing all graphical elements across a range of mediums using a broad suite of software.  After Square in Square I co-started Fink, a natural progression from my previous company.  Over the course of my career I have worked with a wide range of clients and institutions, including Engineers Ireland, Arbor, UCD, Show Nightclub, The Attic Nightclub, Mogerley, Tallaght Community Arts, FM 104, The Spencer Hotel, Pearse Museum, OPW, Al Gibbs, Freaks on Friday, Teagasc, Tipperary Energy Agency, Music Generation South Dublin, South Dublin County Council, Creative Ireland, Tallaght Community Council, Rua Red and Tallaght Local Enterprise Office.


Annette Barnaville

Filmmaker/Film Editor


Annette Barnaville is a visual artist based in Kilkenny, Ireland. She studied Sculpture and Expanded Practice, graduating in 2019 with a first-class honours degree from the National College of Art and Design. Her undergraduate work was concerned with human worth in a digitised world, which was explored through film, sound and textiles. Her practice involves utilising both combined materials and contemporary digital elements with a strong emphasis on design.

She currently works as a content creator at Fink where she is responsible filming, editing and web design.